Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Written by: James L. White
Produced by: Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin
Other cast: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix
Release date: October 29, 2004
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Running time: 2h 32min
Legendary soul musician Ray Charles is portrayed by Jamie Foxx in this Oscar-winning biopic. Young Ray watches his 7-year-old brother drown at age seven. When he loses his sight at the age of 9, his hardworking mother urges him not to feel sorry for himself. He rises through the ranks of the Seattle jazz scene, struggling with drug addiction and infidelity while on the road. Supported by his wife, Ray Charles redefines soul music and inspires a generation.
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